Prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) in Michigan and Connecticut have gone live with the NABP PMP InterConnectTM, the system that facilitates the secure sharing of data between state PMPs, a key element for early detection, intervention, and prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances. The Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) and the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS) join PMPs in Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia, which had implemented use of the NABP InterConnect by September 2011, giving authorized PMP users the ability to request and share program data across state lines. In just the first few months of operation with these participants, there have been over 71,000 out-of-state prescription reports processed through NABP InterConnect. In addition, PMPs in Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia have executed a memorandum of understanding with NABP to participate in the NABP InterConnect.
It is anticipated that more than 20 states will be sharing data using the NABP InterConnect in 2012. The most up-to-date information about state PMP participation is presented in the NABP PMP InterConnect map (PDF), available in the NABP PMP InterConnect section of the NABP Web site. Additional information about NABP InterConnect development, governance, and funding is also available on the Web site.